Wild Bunch rounded off theautumn AFM with a sales spree for its new American titles and for RegisWargnier's Cannes-tipped Man To Man.
On Outlander, its$40m monster film from Ascendant Pictures, it sold Korean rights to J-Net, EastEurope to Monolith and Russian rights to Central Partnership. It had multipleoffers at or above asking price from the UK, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia andLatin America.
On Wargnier's Africanromance starring Joseph Fiennes and Kristin Scott-Thomas, it pre-sold rights toTVA for Canada, AudioVisual for Greece, Cinemania for ex-Yugoslavia, Major forThailand.
Pitched as Kazakhstan'sanswer to Hero, Sergei Bodrov's Nomad was licensed to Audiovisual forGreece, Prise Video for Portugal, Cinemania for ex-Yugoslavia Abbey Road/Intersonicfor Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Gulf for the Middle East,Imaginem for Brazil, Sahamongkol for Thailand and Speedy Video for Malaysia.
Animal documentary TheEmperor's Journey went to Central for Russia, Imaginem for Brazil and J-Netfor Korea, leaving only the US, UK and Italy open among the major territories.
Oliver Stone's Fidel Castrobiopic, Fidel was sold to Central for Russia, Gulf for the Middle Eastand NonStop for Scandinavia.
In a mixture of dealsstarted at Venice and completed between September and mid-AFM Howl's MovingCastle was sold widely, in most cases to the same distributors as handleddirector Hayao Miyazaki's previous film Spirited Away. It was sold toFrenetic for Switzerland (new distributor), Telepool for Germany, Audiovisualfor Greece, Optimum for the UK, Lucky Red for Italy (new distributor), New Agefor Poland, Triangel for Scandinavia, Central for Russia, Cinemania forex-Yugoslavia, Monolith for East Europe, Best Hollywod for Hungary, Orlando forIsrael and CineVideoTV for Mexico.